A young singer (Johnnie Ray) has the opportunity to get his big shot at fame with a recording contract and a radio show, but will the price of fame be too high for him to pay? Season 3, Episode 18 (1955) Ronald Reagan Hosts favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Johnnie Ray, General Electric Theater, Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan plays the owner of a store selling rare albums that finds himself caught between two females: A wealthy woman with romantic designs a mischievous little girl with no one else to care for her. Season 7, Episode 31 (May 10, 1959) favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: General Electric Theater, Ronald Reagan, Classic TV
A widow who has become professional lecturer (Myrna Loy) on dealing with loneliness struggles with the loneliness of constant lecture tours. Season 3, Episode 26 Original Air Date: April 3, 1955 favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, General Electric Theater, Myrna Loy
A 1950 commercial for General Electric fluorescent lighting. This is a long commercial, but there were only three commercials in the hour-long program I took it from. Despite being from 1950, it very much has a late-1940s feel to it. It is a rather elaborate live commercial. Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Advertising, General Electric, Live commercial, 1950
Episode "Fashion model" of series "Meet Mr. McNutley". Starring Ray Milland and Phyllis Avery. Includes original commercials for General Electric. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 50's, CBS, Ray Milland, 1954, General Electric, Sitcom
Robert Cummings (Love that Bob) plays a gunslinger trying to leave his life of violence behind and find acceptance in a peaceful town. But violence follows him from Texas in the form of a badman. Michael Landon plays an impressionable teenager that lookcs up to the gunslinger. Season 5, Episode 26 (March 24, 1957) favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: General Electric Theater, Bob Cummings, Michael Landon, Classic TV, Western, G.E. Theater
Gentleman Jim Corbett (George Montgomery) returns to the 1950s to fight Joe Louis (himself) to settle the debate of who is the better fighter. However, the fight will be off if Jim falls in love on Earth and a country girl presents a problem. Season 3, Episode 19 (February 6, 1955) Ronald Reagan hosts. Note: This recording is in terrible condition with video problems throughout. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, G.E. Theater, General Electric Theater, Ronald Reagan, Joe Louis
An episode of "G.E. College Bowl", featuring intelligent students answering tough questions. Hosted by Allen Ludden. This was among the first "hard quiz" programs to emerge after the infamous "quiz show scandals" nearly killed the genre. The series proved to be a success. This episode is sponsored by General Electric, with a total of four commercials for them, plus their logo is displayed on the set.... Picture quality is not up to my usual standards. Topics: Classic TV, Television, General Electric, Game show, Quiz show, 1959, 1950s, Allen Ludden
An episode of the anthology series "General Electric Theater". This dramatic episode features Harry Belafonte & Ethel Waters, and originally aired 6 November 1955. Please forgive the less-than-perfect picture quality. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Harry Belafonte, Ethel Waters, General Electric Theater
An episode of "The Fred Waring Show". This variety show is a mixed bag. The highlight is the fun and entertaining "Autumn in New York" sequence (sadly with some sprocket-hole damage). The low-point is the entire second-half, which recreates a turn-of-the-century minstrel show. It's embarrassing, but even if I were to ignore the out-dated blackface, it just plain isn't funny. Painfully corny. Then again maybe you'll like it. Who knows. But it does have the original... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Minstrel Show, Blackface, Corny, General Electric, GE, Old, Black and...
An ad seeking adventure lands author Dan Holiday (Alan Ladd) in a sanitarium where everyone keeps calling him "Stokes." Season 3, Episode 11 (December 5, 1954) Based on the Box 13 radio play, "Daytime Nightmare" which also starred Ladd. General Electric Theater was hosted by Ronald Reagan and the original ads are included. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, G.E. Theater, General Electric Theater, Alan Ladd, Ronald Reagan
A Classic Fifties commercial for a General Electric Dish Washer from circa 1952. It's amazing that General Electric is still going after all these years. Plus, this is a very good 1950's commercial, showing some of the methods of advertising used at the time. I can only hope that General Electric themsleves don't mind me uploading this vintage commercial. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Commercial, Commercials, Advertising,...
A 1950 commercial for a General Electric television set. The model shown is (presumably) the 16T5 model. This is a live commercial, as was typical in the US at the time. Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, General Electric, Advertising, Advertisement, Live...
Tippy-Top originally aired December 17, 1961 (Season 10, Episode 13) on the General Electric Theater anthology TV series which ran from 1953 to 1962. Starring Red Buttons as the imaginary friend of Ron Howard, it made for an unusual and entertaining episode. Both the story and the songs were written by Sidney Michaels and Mark Sandrich Jr, who would later team up for the Broadway musical Ben Franklin in Paris. Tippy-Top also utilized the talents of well-known musical arranger Conrad Salinger... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: classic tv, tippy top, tippytop, red buttons, ron howard, frank aletter, joan o'brien, conrad...